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Old 03-14-2014, 02:34 PM
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Fuel Filter Predator engine

I am wondering if the only filter for this is located inside the fuel tank, attached to the fuel pump. At the end of last season, I had issues getting over about 3/4 throttle without the engine surging badly. I had a similar issue with my 94 PS 205 and cleaned the screen at the base of the fuel pump and we were back in business. Is there something similar I could try with this type of pump? I have new plugs, but haven't installed them yet. I will probably try those first but I would like to know what I may potentially have to get into.

BTW, I rarely even go over about 25mph, as we wakeboard and sky ski so it is generally a non issue, but I would like to get it fixed.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:21 PM
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I followed the fuel line and didn't see any in line filter. I am guessing the only filter is within the pump itself.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:28 PM
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Have you changed the filter in the tank?
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:53 PM
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I followed the fuel line and didn't see any in line filter. I am guessing the only filter is within the pump itself.
As far as I know you are correct. The only filter is the one on the bottom of the pump. I was told at $15 it should be changed each year and it will save the life of the pump.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:58 PM
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Here is the filter in the tank: http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=155101
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:02 PM
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Here is the filter in the tank: http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=155101
OK so I may have been a little off on the price or they have doubled in the last 4 years.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:38 PM
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I have not changed the filter as I have only owned the boat since the end of last year. I am fairly certain that the PO did not either. Thanks for the link. From what I read, the actual filter does not restrict that much fuel flow. Could this older filter be a potential reason for the higher RPM surges? I will be putting the boat in the water in a week and replacing the spark plugs after the initial run. I am hoping that will fix the issue. A mechanic told me that it could be moisture getting into the distributor, but I am not sure how to test that one without replacing it.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:14 PM
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Surging sounds like a perfect pass problem, I don't think the filter will help with that.

It is recommended to replace the filter every year.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:32 PM
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It is not PP. The PP is not engaged when it happens. It is only past 3/4 throttle.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:39 AM
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Same price as SkiDim but you get a New Filter & a New Gasket.

http://www.waterskis.com/155101-and-...ump_filter.htm


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